Citizens of the United States

  • Citizens of the United States are among those who need only a valid passport (no visa) if entering as tourists for a stay of up to three months within a six-month period.
  • Passports must be valid for at least another four months beyond the planned departure date.

European Union Nationals

  • EU nationals need only their national identity card or passport to enter Germany. 
  • If you intend to stay for an extended period, you must register with the authorities (B├╝rgeramt, or Citizens' Office) within two weeks of arrival.

Outside the European Union & United States

  • Unless you're an EU national or from a nation without visa requirements, you need a Schengen Visa to enter Germany. 
  • Visa applications must be filed with the embassy or consulate of the Schengen country that is your primary destination. 
  • Visas are valid for stays of up to 90 days. 
  • To view the list of countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry, click here
Attendees from other countries should contact the Embassy/Consulate in their area for country-specific regulations on travel to Berlin.